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Table 1 Distribution of rabies-related scientific articles from Mainland China by category group, 1963 – 2012

From: Challenges and needs for China to eliminate rabies

  Scientific articles
  In English, n = 114 In Chinese, n = 75 Total, N = 189 %
Journal type     
 General 101 16 117 61.9%
 Human 11 59 70 37.0%
 Animal 2 0 2 1.1%
Sector     
 Human 56 61 117 61.9%
 Animal 36 4 40 21.2%
 General 22 10 32 16.9%
Setting     
 Lab-based 86 49 135 71.4%
 Clinical/facility-based 15 8 23 12.2%
 Urban community based 1 3 4 2.1%
 Urban-Rural (mixed) 11 14 25 13.2%
 Occupational 0 0 0 0.0%
 Rural community based 1 1 2 1.1%
Species     
 Pathogen 59 37 96 50.8%
 Human 30 29 59 31.2%
 Dog 11 3 14 7.4%
 Multiple animals 14 6 20 10.6%
Immuno-genetics 19 11 30  
Basic epidemiology 36 27 63 100.0%
 Case studies or outbreak reports in humans and animals 17 4 21 33.3%
 Seroprevalence in animals 3 4 7 11.1%
 Surveillance data and risk factors 6 14 20 31.7%
 *PEP patients’ analysis 9 1 10 15.9%
 Costs of treatment 0 1 1 1.6%
 Level of awareness in public and health care workers 1 3 4 6.3%
Vaccines and diagnostics development 26 10 36  
Virology - Molecular epidemiology 30 20 50 100.0%
 Virology 11 15 26 52.0%
 Molecular epidemiology 14 3 17 34.0%
 Modeling - dynamics 5 2 7 14.0%
Review 4 6 10  
Evidence based policies and systems analysis 0 0 0  
Evidence-based practices or new interventions     
 Dogs management 0 0 0  
 Caracteristics of dogs: pop. estimates/of owned 0 0 0  
 Development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools 0 0 0  
Evidence-based advocacy     
 Disease burden - incidence 0 0 0  
 Cost of illness 0 0 0  
  1. *PEP: Post-exposure prophylaxis.